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Celebrating our 66th Season

2024-2025 SEASON

Scarborough Players invites applications from Directors for the following productions:

October 2024 – Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster

October 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 2024

January 2025 – Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton

January 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 2025

April 2025 – You Can’t Take it With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

April 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 2025

June/July 2025 – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

June 27, 28, 29, July 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 2025

Deadline to apply: March 5, 2024

Application Information

To apply, please prepare and submit the following items:

• A current resume highlighting relevant experience
• A cover letter stating your interest
• Names and contact information of two arts-related references, for example, theatre groups for which you have worked previously

By email: or by mail to:
Scarborough Players Hiring Committee
c/o 780 Birchmount Road, Unit #5
Scarborough, ON
M1K 5H4
Email is the most efficient way to apply.

Deadline to apply: March 5, 2024

Interviews dates and times will be determined by the Hiring Committee likely during last
week of March or beginning of April 2024 TBD.
For further information, email

Additional notes:

• While we strive to interview as many candidates as possible, we cannot guarantee that all
applicants will be interviewed.
• Scarborough Players is a community theatre organization – non-union/non-paying
• Scarborough Players is a volunteer organization and we do not provide honorariums

Director Proposal Criteria

For your interview, please prepare a proposal describing your understanding of the play and how it will be realized in the production. The interviews may take place in person or on ZOOM. The Hiring Committee asks that you please email a written copy of your proposal, along with your resume prior to your interview. Interview dates and times – TBD. This will provide the committee an opportunity to review and prepare appropriate questions. The copy also proves to be most helpful during the committee’s deliberations. The committee asks that you please be brief and concise – 3 to 4 pages should suffice. Please be sure to cover the following topics in your proposal:

1) Story Telling i.e. What is the style of the production? What’s the primary action? How does this story engage the audience?

2) Casting Requirements with brief character summaries – we’d like to know your perception of the characters

3) Audition Process

4) Rehearsal Process

5) Set and Props Concepts and Challenges, if applicable (please consider our stage is a thrust stage and how you will take advantage of that)

6) Lighting and Sound Concepts (and Challenges, if applicable)

7) Hair and Makeup Concepts (and Challenges, if applicable)

8) Costume Concepts (and Challenges, if applicable)

9) Each production has a budget of $3,000, which will be strictly enforced – we are managing costs as we recover from the pandemic shut down.

a. How do you see this budget being distributed? Ex. 15% costumes, 5% hair and make up, 35% set, 20%
props, 5% sound, 20% lighting

b. Is there anything in your concept for the production that may require special arrangements or costs? Ex., fight coordinator, hydraulic beauty shop chair that raises and lowers, revolving gobos, etc.

10) Preferred Production Staff, if applicable

11) Any commitments that would conflict with rehearsal or show dates

A copy of the director job description and audition policy are available by request. Play Descriptions are on page 2.

The interview is 20 minutes total which includes a 10-minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions from the hiring committee.

Scarborough Players’ Hiring Process

• All directors hired by Scarborough Players have applied, sent a proposal, and been interviewed.
• Our hiring committee, dedicated theatre practitioners, work together to create a supportive and equitable interview environment.
• After the interviews are completed, the committee deliberates, questions, and comes to a consensus as to the most appropriate director for each play.
• The committee submits a report to the Scarborough Players Board noting all applicants, including their
• The Board then reviews the recommendations and questions the committee to clarify information.
• Any member of the Board who has applied, must leave the meeting when their submission is reviewed, and decisions made.
• Scarborough Players, through this process, endeavours to make the best decision to serve the play, the
production, the company, and the applicants.

Play Descriptions

October 2024

Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster
Canada’s premier playwright, Norm Foster, has created another theatrical tour de force! The year is 1938 and star reporter, Jeff Kinkaid, competes against rookie, Mary Hayes to cover the society wedding of the son of newspaper owner, Delores Diddle. Throw in an embalmed dog stuffed with Delores’ husband’s ashes, Delores’ challenge to find dirt on her son’s sexy fiancé, add a delightfully sarcastic butler, and you have yourself a performance filled with hilarity and fun. We hope you’ll come and laugh out loud with this playful homage to the vintage screwball comedies of the 1930s and 40s.
Suitable for ages 14 and up – some mature language and themes
Produced by agreement with the Gary Goddard Agency

January 2025

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton from the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos –
Enter the opulent salons, boudoirs, and bedrooms of 18th century France where dangerous games of seduction, betrayal and revenge are plotted and played out against unsuspecting victims. In a world governed by rigid rules of aristocracy, untamed desire and passion can lead to ruin. The Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont know this and contrive a game of sexual chess that will leave you breathless with its cunning and cruelty.
Suitable for ages 16 and up – mature language and sexual themes, may be triggering
Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals (Samuel French, Inc.)

April 2025

You Can’t Take It with You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
What do you do when you love your family but can’t help being embarrassed by them? The Sycamore family’s eccentric lifestyle is a testament to living life joyfully and on one’s own terms. However, when daughter Alice brings her fiancé’s, straight-laced family to dinner, hilarity ensues, leaving everyone questioning what it means to be normal and whether or not it’s worth it. Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s classic comedy, You Can’t Take It with You, has been charming audiences for decades with its story that celebrates life and the courage to embrace one’s individuality.
Suitable of ages 10 and up
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc.

June/July 2025

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Challenge accepted! Henry Higgins faces the ultimate test of his linguistic prowess and agrees to transform the unrefined flower girl, Eliza Doolittle into a polished lady! George Bernard Shaw’s timeless play explores class in Edwardian society, moral responsibility and the possibility for growth and change. Join us for this unforgettable clash of class and wit. You’ve seen My Fair Lady, now come and see the sparkling original play that inspired the musical!
Suitable for ages 12 and up
Rights held in the Public Domain

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